Fab Lab Barcelona wins a STARTS Prize

Tuesday 6th July, 2021 - Bruce Sterling


Food-waste Biomaterial Makers supported by Fab Lab Barcelona awarded with the annual STARTS Prize

JUN 21, 2021

The Remix el Barrio pilot has taken out a top award at the annual STARTS Prize. The European Commission awards the prize to projects that combine artistic expression, technology and scientific research.

Remix el Barrio is a project by Fab Lab Barcelona at the Institute of Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). It is the result of a pilot program from the Horizon 2020 European project SISCODE which studied European co-creation ecosystems. It was developed in collaboration with stakeholders from the district of Poblenou, Barcelona. A group of 12 local designers identified, analysed and co-produced nine solutions to collect and process the waste from local businesses into new materials or products. They were mentored by Anastasia Pistofidou, who leads the Materials and Textile research line at Fab Lab Barcelona. The solutions included the creation of packaging from coffee husks, soap from used cooking oil, furniture from olive pits and garments from orange peels….